Chatham Islands celebrates Anniversary Day

Chatham Islands enjoys great weather (file)
Chatham Islands enjoys great weather (file)

It's the Chatham Islands' Anniversary Day on Monday, but it won't be celebrated like other regions do around the country.

Residents are treated to a day off work with the islands' annual public holiday - and that's about it.

Chatham Island Council CEO Owen Pickles says the holiday is low key, but still a special place.

"There are no celebrations; it's just a day where Chatham Islanders take the day off work," he says.

"Like all small communities they support each other. You're never short of a feed here. There's plenty to hunt and gather, and the weather is fantastic."

Mr Pickles says farmers and fisherman will carry on like there is no holiday, and others might get a wave in the street.